IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

P.115. Fragmentary ?building inscription

Description: Limestone block (w: 1.40 x h: 0.60 x depth not measurable).
Text: Inscribed on the exposed face of the block.
Letters: First-second century, with a broad trench: line 1, 0.016; line 2, 0.010.

Date: First-second century CE

Findspot: Ptolemais: 1910-11, in the west wall of the large reservoir, north-east of the Square of the Cisterns.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Findspot.


[--- a]edificandas eṭ [---]
[--- e]t ualuas et hydṛ[agogias ---]




1: et : e[t Robinson, 1913
2: hydr[agogium Robinson, 1913 So Oliverio, and Knudsen in Kraeling.

Italian translation

Translation source: Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936

(fece) edificare e - e le porte (le chiuse ?) e l'acquedotto -

English translation

Translation by: Editors

. . . ] the building of [ . . . ] and double water-gates and conduit[s . . .


Clearly recording construction of an aqueduct and associated installations; for a full description of the known arrangements for water-supply and water-storage at Ptolemais, see Knudsen in Kraeling, 68 f., but he is wrong to argue that the use of Latin in this text implies a late date for it.

Bibliography: Robinson, 1913, from Norton, 75; Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936, 508 (32), and pl. CI, fig. 88; discussed Kraeling, 1962, 73.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Detail (Reynolds XII.60)

   Fig. 2. View (Reynolds XII.60)